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UPDATE: House To Re-Vote On Tax Bill After A "Procedural Mistake"

Several provisions in the House bill do not meet Senate budget rules, which allow the bill to pass the Senate with a simple 51 member majority.

WASHINGTON -- A re-vote on the GOP Tax Reform Bill will have to take place after a "procedural mistake."

Several provisions in the House bill do not meet Senate budget rules, which allow the bill to pass the Senate with a simple 51 member majority.

The House initially passed the bill in a 227-203 party-line vote. Twelve Republicans voted "no."  The Senate is expected to drop the provisions to pass the bill tonight, meaning the House would be forced to vote on the updated bill tomorrow. 

Meanwhile, Vice-President Mke Pence is on Capitol Hill and will chair the Senate vote in case his tie-breaking vote is needed. He's delayed a trip to the middle-east to do so.

GOP leaders in the Senate say the have the necessary votes to pass the measure. Doing so will be the first major legislative accomplishment for President Trump since he was inaugurated nearly a year ago. 

At an earlier briefing, Speaker Ryan said he is unconcerned about polls showing the tax bill is deeply unpopular.  He predicted that skeptical people will change their minds once they start seeing bigger paychecks. 

Democrats call it a "scam" that will primarily benefit the wealthy.  

(PHOTO: US Capitol Stock/WIBC Library)

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